Archive for: July, 2013

Farm to table: Elkhorn farm interconnected to community

Farm to table: Elkhorn farm interconnected to community

  By Tyler Lamb Editor Farming is an arduous life of long hours fighting bugs and economic cycles, while praying for the right weather. Yet for Tim Huth and his partner April Yuds the rewards of planting, growing and harvesting the fruits of the land is an unparalleled conduit between […]




Russell W. Watkins joined his Lord and savior on July 27, 2013 at the age of 51. Lifelong friend and dearest husband of Diana (nee Shelley). Beloved and caring father of David (Janice), Matthew (Sarah), Christopher and Samantha. Loving grandpa of Harper. Russ is further survived by his sister, Debbie; […]


Gas prices fell 4 cents last week

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.66 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,112 gas outlets in Wisconsin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week to […]


Common Council fills vacant seat

Frawley chosen from four applicants, sworn in as District 1 alderman By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Whitewater Common Council is back to seven active members with the appointment of resident and local businessman Phil Frawley in the city’s first aldermanic district. Five residents within District 1, located on Whitewater’s east […]


Waiting with eager anticipation

By Dave Bretl       I will try my best to temper my enthusiasm. The last time I wrote about the county’s Journal of Proceedings book I remarked that I looked forward to its annual release as if it were the latest Dan Brown thriller. A few weeks later, during a […]


Feingold cause plays big in state

By Bill Lueders Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism In politics, as in comedy, timing is key, even if it’s accidental. The same week in February 2011 that Russ Feingold announced the formation of the advocacy group Progressives United to “stand up to the exploding corporate influence in our political system,” […]


Walworth County 4-Hers attend camp

One hundred and nine Walworth County youth, grades 3-13, participated in this year’s residential 4-H Camp at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center in the Wisconsin Dells July 7-10.  The three-day, three-night adventure followed the theme, “Around the World,” and was conducted in partnership between 4-H Youth Director Cole Radtke, Lake […]


Arts Alliance Savory Sounds Concert Series coming to an end

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Jazz 1 Combo sponsored by Olm & Associates played to about 30 people on July 18 at the Whitewater Arts Alliance’s Cultural Arts Center (the event was held inside due to extreme heat).

The final 2013 Savory Sounds Concert Series performance by Carl Cole will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 at the Whitewater Arts Alliance’s Cultural Arts Center near the Birge Fountain, 402 W. Main St. Cole’s performance is sponsored by Fort Community Credit Union. The […]


Browsing the shelves

By Lisa Selje Contributor Join Miss Jennifer on Friday, July 26, at 10 a.m. for We Explore Puppets! Children are invited to drop in, no registration is necessary. Following We Explore, there will be a Lego Challenge at noon for children at the Festival of Summer. The Friends of the […]


History awakened: Eames family legacy tied to Independent’s robust past

History awakened: Eames family legacy tied to Independent’s robust past

By Tyler Lamb Editor Its been said a good local newspaper keeps the community talking to itself. For the better part of the 20th century, the Eames family kept the conversation flowing in Elkhorn. The Elkhorn Independent was established in 1853, and is now in its 160th year of publication. […]